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Old 11-19-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Traveling with Pets

Many of you must travel with pets. I'd love to hear about any tips and anecdotes regarding your pets who travel with you. Photos would be great too!

Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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Julie, here's a three page topic about what you're asking about. Along with any new information that may be posted here, you might be able to glean valuable info in the old thread: Traveling with pets

The only pets I travel with are Dust Bunnies
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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Lol Donna re: dust bunnies. And thanks for the link to the prior thread - I should have done a search first!
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:25 PM   #4
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The only pets I travel with are Dust Bunnies


I'll have to check out the other thread! I guess I'll kick this one off with a recent find that has turned out to be great! I've been on a quest for a really compact and sturdy folding table. I've actually got a small collection, because I keep finding a better one! I think my search is finally over though!! As a side bar, I have also been searching for some sort of grooming table as well for the dogs. I keep them washed and groomed on the road as best we can. Most folding tables are too tall. So here is the answer:

Walmart.com: Lifetime Products 4' Fold-In-Half Table: Furniture

This table folds in half so it is 2' x 2' x about 3" thick folded . It weighs just a few pounds, but is very sturdy. It can easily support 100 pounds, and here is the cool part. The length of the legs is adjustable! At full length it makes an excellent camp table. Drop it down to the mid setting and it is the perfect height for dog grooming. The plastic top just wipes clean. I absolutely love mine

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Old 11-19-2011, 06:21 PM   #5
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Take your water from home to give to your pets, otherwise they can get sick drinking strange cg water. Experience talks. Also have your pets micro chipped and your cell phone on their tags, make copies of current vaccinations.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:45 PM   #6
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Our cockapoo usually stays with our daughter when we travel, but he loves, loves, loves camping.
It's odd. At home, he hates going for walks. Plants his feet and refuses to go more than a few blocks.
Camping, well, look out.... He'll run as far as we'll let him, over and over again. He loves new environments, and new places. (I suspect he also loves low humidity and cooler temps than Florida...)
He's (mostly) really a good camper. My friend sent us a plastic butter dish with a snapping lid labelled "dog protection device..." That's another story! (I think our dog thinks butter is doggie ice cream).
I carry lots of extra food, in case we decide to stay away longer... Two leashes, in case one breaks, and copies of his papers. And, his medicines. He suffers from seizures from time to time.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:49 PM   #7
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Don't get me wrong - I really love my cats - but one of the things I love about camping is getting the heck away from them for a couple of days.

This is me taking a break from being their servant:
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:57 PM   #8
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I take my cat with me when I travel. He seems to enjoy camping. I make sure his shots are up to date and I have the documentation with me when crossing the border.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:15 PM   #9
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I take my cat with me when I travel. He seems to enjoy camping. I make sure his shots are up to date and I have the documentation with me when crossing the border.
What a cute cat and cute house as well! Great photo!
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:11 AM   #10
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I have a parakeet or small parrot called a Bourke Parakeet.
When I'm living in the trailer her cage takes up one of the two captain's chairs I have in the Casita. (I have the Freedom Deluxe model w/ the side mini-dinette)
She gets time "out of cage" nearly everyday.
Birds are sensitive to air pollution so I avoid any strong scents or chemicals (harsh cleaners are a big NO!) and I never use the propane stovetop. (I have an electric hotplate instead.) I also don't use candles or air fresheners, and I avoid aerosol cans of any sort.

When I'm on the move the cage is belted into the front passenger seat of the SUV. Iris is my copilot! She likes to look around as we go. I remove all the noisy toys from the cage lest they jingle nonstop and just leave a little bit of water in the water cup so it is less likely to spill. She has no problem eating from the cups mid-journey, unless the road is unusually bumpy. After a long gap between trips it might take her the first 15 min or so to adjust to keeping her balance in a moving car and not fluttering about on the perch but she adjusts pretty well. She is also very used to travelling with me however. I doubt most birds that are used to a more placid existence would take to car trips so well. In fact I've heard some can panic so much as to literally die of fright.

I'm a very overprotective birdie mom and if she's in the car with me I don't stop for very long or leave her alone in the car hardly ever. (The car could become too hot or too cold for her very quickly) Also once, only once, I drove with her in the car past dark and she didn't like that at all... I think she was annoyed she couldn't fall asleep because the cage was still being shaken, but she couldn't see very well either, and started to freak out a bit. (I was pretty stressed out and upset at the time myself though so hard to say how much my pet was picking up on my mood.... in any event, we all made it through the rough patch.)
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If I can teach them not to jump off when I start driving I will bring them to Quartzsite this winter.
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We don't have pets. However, we do enjoy greeting and meeting other people's well behaved pets (opp). We've been growled at and snipped at by not so social dogs. For the most part traveling pets are well behaved.
When we've been in a place for couple days there's usually a dog or two that when being walked insists on their pat and praise from us. Without the fuss of traveling with pets we get to enjoy many different pets by being friendly and non threatening.

Observation... The best behaved pets belong to long time travelers. The worst behaved usually are week-end campers who haven't, for what ever reason, been out enough for the pet get socialized.
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Taking our 18 yo baby for a drag:
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Here is Barkie Sparkie aka The Barkster hunting for jack rabbits while we were driving on a BLM road in Nevada last summer.
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